Blue Mounds Wisconsin 1970 at Cave of the Mounds

Birds of Blue Mounds

We are proud to be listed in the 2009 Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail Southern Savannah Region publication. Birds of all kinds can be found throughout the grounds, in the gardens, along the Interpretive Trails, and even around the edges of the buildings. Red Tail hawks can often be seen and heard soaring on thermals high above, while Northern Flickers (top right) and Red Headed Woodpeckers enjoy the oak savanna. 

Bird on a branch. Spotted while birding
Birds found in a corner of a building. Spotted while birding.

American Woodcocks were observed recently while birding and our hope is that they are returning to the mixed deciduous forest along the Oak Valley Loop. Great Horned Owls have been heard and there was even one report of a possible Barn Owl sighting in 2008! Migratory flyovers are common in the spring and fall when Great Blue Herons, Tundra Swans, and Bald Eagles have all been spotted.

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Travel Green WisconsinCave of the Mounds is proud to be a charter member of the Travel Green Wisconsin certification program which encourages businesses to adopt sustainable practices in order to reduce their environmental footprint.